Chapman Attends SARs 2019 State Convention

 

April 11, 2019

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Larry Chapman (left) was one of four members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution who traveled to Raleigh.

Four delegates from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) traveled to Raleigh on April 5-6 to attend the 2019 State Convention. The weekend's activities were mixed with education, state society business and ceremony.

Those representing the Blue Ridge delegation were Chapter President John Boyd (Hendersonville), Vice President Craig Isaacson (Hendersonville), Vice President Steven Greene (Marshall) and JROTC Chairman Larry Chapman (Brevard).

The highlight of the weekend's events for the local members was the trip to the North Carolina State Archives building. The quartet was allowed to visit the vault that contains documents of the highest value in North Carolina's long and distinguished history. Among those items were documents written to residents and officers residing in the colony of North Carolina that were personally signed by Second Continental Congress President John Hancock and General George Washington. The climax of the visit was the viewing of the original charter for the creation of the Carolina province signed by England's King Charles II.


At the business meeting, on behalf of the Blue Ridge Chapter, Boyd was presented an award by the State Association for the retention of active members over the previous year. To qualify for the award, a chapter must retain over 95 per cent of its membership from the previous year. The Blue Ridge Chapter currently has 65 members. On a statewide basis, the North Carolina state membership has risen from approximately 440 in 2004 to 1,147 in 2019. Fifty new members have joined the North Carolina organization in the first quarter of 2019.

Members of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) are direct descendants of patriots who fought for America's independence from Great Britain between 1775 and 1783. For more information on membership in the organization, contact John Huggins at [email protected]


 
 

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